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Is it normal to have side effects taking new osteoporosis meds?

Is it normal to have side effects taking new osteoporosis meds?

Uncommon: Side effects from osteoporosis drugs are generally not common. Symptoms of flu may occur in about 40% of patients who receive their first intravenous infusion of Reclast (zoledronic acid) heartburn occurs in 5-10% of patients taking bisphosphonate pills. Estrogen may cause wight gain, breast tenderness and blood clots. ...Read more

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more


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Are there many women who after ooph and meds develop severe osteoporosis and shouldnt they be monitored?

Are there many women who after ooph and meds develop severe osteoporosis and shouldnt they be monitored?

What meds: Aging, we start loosing bone after 35 years of age, family history of osteoporosis, caucasian, low bmi, taking high risk meds(steriods), menopausal state are risk factors for osteoporosis. Surveillance with bone density scans should start aroound fifty if at risk and after 60 if not at high risk. ...Read more

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Is yard work exercise too for a 30 old male with osteoporosis?

Is yard work exercise too for a 30 old male with osteoporosis?

Yard work: Your osteoporosis would have to be pretty bad to be unable to do normal yard work. Seek the advice of your treating physician for further details. ...Read more

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I a 30 year old man with osteoporosis can use weight too work out?

Osteoporosis/Weights: I am always impressed by the wonderful work of nutritionalists, endocrinologists, sports psychologists, and personal trainers in helping patients with weak bone density. You have a serious problem at your age that you can improve one day a time. Bone density testing should be done yearly at this time. Develop your team of the above wonderful people to help you. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Is forteo drug for osteoporosis (injection pen) covered by medicaid? Any answer appreciated.

Is forteo drug for osteoporosis (injection pen) covered by medicaid? Any answer appreciated.

Yes: most state Medicaid plans pay for Forteo with pre authorization If you have definite osteoporosis or compression fractures or other types of fractures you will be able to receive it ...Read more

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Not a good eater! Have MG & osteoporosis. Take LOTS of meds. Wonder if any nutritional drink would help? If so, which would b best?

Not a good eater! Have MG & osteoporosis. Take LOTS of meds. Wonder if any nutritional drink would help? If so, which would b best?

Nutritional drink: _42?F Minn MG( I not do not know what this is)! &osteoporosis & takes lots of meds/ asks if nutritional drink would help? My 1st plan would b to review ur Medical Hx n detail. In general if someone tells me they r taking LOTS of meds my first step is 2 consider decreasing them in a systematic fashion based on history. A nutritional drink will not help unless u have nutritional deficiency. ...Read more

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Is secondary severe osteoporosis quicker to respond to treatment once part of the route cause has been stopped such as stopping meds?

Is secondary severe osteoporosis quicker to respond to treatment once part of the route cause has been stopped such as stopping meds?

Possibly: Some secondary causes, such as hyperparathyroidism, malnutrition, respond faster once the problem is alleviated. Steroid use, smoking, hyperthyroidism, can also improve faster, but there tend to be lingering effects so that bone density remains lower than normal. ...Read more

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What are side effects of the drug alendronate/fosamax for osteoporosis..?

What are side effects of the drug alendronate/fosamax for osteoporosis..?

Mostly heartburn: Alendronate is generally well tolerated. Reflux is the most common side effect. It can also cause bone pain, esophageal ulcers or narrowing. The generic alendronate may have more GI side effects because it is not coated. This concern has not been answered adequately enough in large studies. It is very important to discuss these issues with your physician. ...Read more

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Someone said something about taking os-cal at breakfast would that work for osteoporosis?

Yes: Oscal is best taken in at least two dosages one in the am and one in the pm with meals. Remember calcium is only part of the treatment for osteoporosis. For example vitamnid, weight bearing exercise, and possible meds such as Fosamax or Actonel (risedronate) and other may be needed. ...Read more

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Read online that by inhibiting gut serotonin cure osteoporosis,is the drug already available in the market?

In 2010,: there first appeared some reports about inhibiting intestinal serotonin and the favorable effects on bone density. In the reports this drug was named LP533401. I am not able to find a drug by that name in the approved drugs products listed by the FDA. I would be surprised if this drug was available now. Continue to use your apparent on-line searching skills to learn more:) ...Read more

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